Foodie Things to do in NJ This Weekend and Beyond


Ringwood Farmer’s Market – Saturday, May 28

The Ringwood Farmer’s Market is opening for its fifth season this Saturday. The opening ceremony will take place from 9am to 1pm at the Ringwood Park & Ride and will feature a ribbon cutting, harvest blessing, and live music.

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Pizza Making Classes – Saturday, May 28

Take a trip back in time to the glory days of the Atlantic City Inlet while you learn to craft delicious pizza by hand, using fresh ingredients and homemade mozzarella. Tony Boloney’s pizzeria in Atlantic City holds pizza-making classes every Saturday lead by their co-owner and Head Pizziolo, Mike.

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Morey’s Piers Curley Fry Festival – Saturday, May 28 Morey's Piers

Who doesn’t love curly fries? They’re the loose cannons of the French fry world and their crispy swirls pack in lots more flavor than their un-curly brethren. Morey’s Piers will be hosting their annual Curly Fry Festival on the boardwalk at Surfside Pier in Wildwood. In addition to fantastic fries and other fine foods, the festival will also feature children’s face painters and stilt walkers.

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OPA! Big “Fat” Greek Festival – May 27-29

Celebrate a taste of Greece in Hunterdon County with great food, delicious desserts, and imported wine and beer. The festival will feature Greek music, folk dancing performances, children’s activities, vendors selling hand-crafted items and imports, a wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and more.

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Great New Jersey Hot Dog Showdown – May 28-29

Monmouth Park, Oceanport May 28 & 29. Do you relish great hot dogs and burgers? Kick off the summer by munching on the best hot dogs and burgers from across the Garden State at the Great New Jersey Hot Dog Showdown. Decide which ones cut the mustard and cast your vote. Sample them all, vote for your favorites and enter to win great prizes. Live entertainment, crafters and plenty of fun for the kids plus the ultimate in thoroughbred racing.  Admission included in Monmouth Park entry fee. Food prices vary. or 732-222-5100 for details.

Blues & Wine Festival – May 28-29

The Manhattan Club is sponsoring a blues and wine festival this weekend featuring live performances by The Shadetree Mechanics and Mike Dugan and the Blues Mission. The festival will take place at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone.

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“Warhol Wine Bar” Fundraiser at MAM – Friday, June 3

Sharon Sevrens, proprietor of Amanti Vino, in conjunction with Montclair Art Museum has creating a wine tasting event to celebrate the “Warhol and Cars” exhibition currently on display at the museum. Guests will enjoy generous tastings of a variety of imported wines as they explore the museum’s galleries. This event will take place on Friday, June 3, from 7pm to 10pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Jennifer Scallon: (973) 259-5143

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Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest – June 3-5

Every year Michael Arnone brings New Jersey a taste of the Louisiana bayou with his Crawfish Fest. From June 3rd through the 5th the Sussex County Fairgrounds will be packed with vendors selling crafts, bands playing live music, and of course fabulous food.

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Candida Sadigh, Assistant Editor. Born in Montreal, Canada to an Italian mother and a Persian father, Candida comes from an obscenely large family. Needless to say she grew up surrounded by lots of great food. While she has always been passionate about trying new foods and enjoying favorites, she only began to try her hand at cooking a few short years ago. Her adventures in the culinary arts have drastically enhanced her appreciation for a good meal and, especially, for a creative menu.